We met The Mother, but we hardly knew her.

We won’t get the chance to, either. The series ended Monday night, and for a while after the show I was sure the web was going to explode.

Most of the reaction I saw after the series ended was venomous, and the debate raged on today.

I decided I’d weigh in and discuss why I liked the finale.



In honor of Monday’s “How I Met Your Mother” series finale, I have “suited up” my blog.

OK, the change really came about because it’s spring break, no one is at school, no teams are playing games yet today because a deluge is falling from the sky and I am stuck in the office.
While I try to make a decision about whether to take my lunch break, I have compiled a list of three things I’m looking forward to when the rain stops.


He ran.

Down the pitch-black corridor he flew. This was not an easy sprint, but something within said it must be completed. Suddenly, he turned sharply to the left. He went through a doorway, took two steps to the right and stopped on a dime. For a few fleeting moments he felt relief, but quickly turned around and began another sprint. Through the doorway and back up the darkened hall he ran.

He was pleased to return to the recliner just before the commercial ended and the second act of the newest episode of “How I Met Your Mother” began.

My 100-word posts are inspired by a WordPress blog called All of 100. The authors of the site, which has been operating since 2009, committed to write 100 words a day – no more, no less. I decided to take up the challenge because I thought it might help me write more concisely. It is more difficult than I thought.